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See Xavier Lopez Jr.’s new mural paintings at Marvista Park

See Xavier Lopez Jr.’s new mural paintings at Marvista Park

If you’re visiting Marvista Park this weekend, you might notice something a little different about the restroom building – there is some color and figures popping out of the wall! The Normandy... [Read more]

PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

Here’s episode #3 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

McEvoy, Rankin to face off for retiring Mayor’s seat; other seats uncontested

McEvoy, Rankin to face off for retiring Mayor’s seat; other seats uncontested

by Jack Mayne Incumbent Councilmember Shawn McEvoy switched his candidacy to the seat being vacated by retiring Mayor Susan West. Former Councilmember John L. Rankin, who also filed for that seat, will... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police seeking help finding indecent exposure suspect

Normandy Park Police seeking help finding indecent exposure suspect

The Normandy Park Police Department is searching for a man who exposed himself to a family in the north end of Normandy Park – near 1st Ave South – Thursday afternoon, May 7. Police say that the suspect... [Read more]

Normandy Park Council hires city manager, preps for budget hearing

Normandy Park Council hires city manager, preps for budget hearing

Mark Hoppen by Jack Mayne Mark Hoppen was approved as the new Normandy Park city manager by the City Council at their meeting Tuesday night (April 14), and his first day “on the clock” will be May... [Read more]

Districts resent proposed Normandy Park utility tax

Districts resent proposed Normandy Park utility tax

by Jack Mayne Matt Everett, general manager of Highline Water District, told the Normandy Park City Council last week that his and other water and sewer districts oppose a proposal by Jean to invoke a... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: New Normandy Park budget needed after accounting snafu found

ANALYSIS: New Normandy Park budget needed after accounting snafu found

by Jack Mayne No doubt when Bob Jean became interim city manager for Normandy Park in January he did not expect to uncover and then have to fix a looming city budget crisis of nearly a half million dollars. Jean... [Read more]

Normandy Park faces budget crisis because ‘rules have changed’

Normandy Park faces budget crisis because ‘rules have changed’

by Jack Mayne Because “the rules have changed,” some “modest income increases” and staffing cuts are being proposed by Normandy Park Interim City Manager Bob Jean. Because the city is suffering... [Read more]

‘The Trees’ – Growing up in Normandy Park in the 1950s and 1960s

‘The Trees’ – Growing up in Normandy Park in the 1950s and 1960s

Barb Sleeper, riding her horse, Dandy at the “farm”. It was taken by Gail Knapp’s dad, Russell Knapp The Knapps lived across the street from the pasture (“farm”) at 19251... [Read more]

Sgt. Larry Laswell retires after 35 years with Normandy Park Police Department

Sgt. Larry Laswell retires after 35 years with Normandy Park Police Department

by Jack Mayne Thirty-five years is not unusual for a police officer to serve until retirement, but that number of years on one city police force is a rarity these days, as Police Sgt. Larry Laswell retires... [Read more]